“If you can dream it you can do it.” ~ Walt Disney
Never give up.
Keep on keeping on.
Dare I argue the pursuit of dreams?
I am hesitant.
Unless the pursuance of dreams is not that for which we were made.
With my hands full of hoped for’s, I find my reach for the holy is impaired.
Impaired – disabled, functionally defective
Yesterday there was a recurrence at the YMCA.
Dutifully, and in rote manner, I pressed and pushed weighted bars and bells and balanced on a ball. My arms and abs and other parts were tried and tested, pushed to the burn then stretched, rested.
In the mirror I caught my eye. And I recognized “zoned out”. I was in another place.
“You can do this,” coached our instructor.
“I can do this.” Even though I picked a weight too heavy today.
I can do this…let it go. Free the dream. It’s okay.
And it was. I felt okay. Felt good. Fine, then. Move onto something else. Truly fine.
Shoulders burning. There’ll be soreness tomorrow.
Hours later with decision made—this makes how many times now?— my open hands in restful pose and fingernails no longer embedded in palms. When what you grasp is wind, there is no barrier between flesh and nail.
“The wind blows wherever it will, and you hear the sound it makes, but do not know where it comes from or where it is going…” ~ Jesus (John 3:8 NET)
I have learned it’s no good pretending. There is only frustration and resentment. You cannot force nor budge the root resistant. Both pride and fear hold firm and stubborn when it comes to what’s held dear.
But when hands open willingly to release what’s within without expectation of a reversal, there is shift. And it’s real. And it’s right. And I know the difference.
“In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord…” ~ Isaiah (Isaiah 6:1 NET)
Death to dreams?
Not at all.
Death to desperate flesh. Life to free the dream.
Let the wind blow. Let the wind blow free.
“…So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” ~ Jesus, again. (John 3:8 NET)
© 2012 Melanie Dorsey
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